Yes, ’n’ how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind
An intellectual is not closed-minded by any means on any subject
A friend said on February 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM — and I immediately wrote it down.
The seeds of Two Sides of the Same Counterfeit Coin were planted with an apology.
No matter how right I am about everything else in my documentary, it was sloppy and stupid to use this ridiculous image of the wrong Trayvon below.
Even if it had been the right one — I’d still hate the image and regret it.
It’s just so goddamn cheap
I’m embarrassed by it — and yet it was just an honest mistake. I don’t care how honest it was — I’m better than that.
But all that matters anymore is that you serve your interests, whether it’s honest or not. Who cares if you paint something or someone in an unfair or inaccurate light — as long as your intentions are true.
But they’re not true . . . and it’s wrong regardless.
You think you’re in the right — because you lost your way by compromising at some point.
And you got used to it . . .
You can look the other way once and it’s no big deal. Except it makes it easier for you to compromise the next time — and pretty soon, that’s all you’re doing is compromising, because that’s how you think things are done.
You know those guys I blew the whistle on — you think they were the bad guys? Because they weren’t, they weren’t bad guys. They were just like you and me.
Except they compromised — once!
The most important message in my efforts is that we shouldn’t need them in the first place — as we already have all the tools we need.
And we’ve had ’em for a really long time.
Great minds throughout the ages provided a wealth of wisdom to prevent the folly of our ways.
And yet here we are in perennial pursuit of ideologies — warfare waged with “opinions lightly adopted but firmly held . . . forged from a combination of ignorance, dishonesty, and fashion.”
Just like this . . .
This pompous son of a bitch is religion to his loyalists — and I find it repulsive.
The smugness of this man is sickening
He has repeatedly and egregiously violated his “follow the facts” claim to fame. But to his hero worshippers, anything outside of what they wish to see — doesn’t matter.
They embody what Small Minds Have Big Beginnings is all about.
What they originally based their beliefs on may have merit — I’m not in my wheelhouse to comment on that one way or the other.
What is in my wheelhouse is that Sowell shot his mouth off on things he knows nothing about — in a domain I know damn near everything about . . .
I just did my homework — you could have done the same.
Sowell did no such thing — but has credibility on this world-altering topic anyway.
Just what would it take to explain the danger of a country ignoring the word of nuclear scientists — in favor of know-it-alls who won’t go anywhere near this topic and never have?
I could not have imagined that I’d grow up in a nation that worships the wildly unworthy.
There’s always been a fringe element for that — but to have it normalized . . .
I didn’t see that coming in my youth.
There’s never been a time in my life when I wouldn’t take inconvenient information into account.
That’s gold to be unearthed.
If your beliefs are so well-founded — what the f@*% are you so afraid of?
And you’re scared to death
What I’m now calling the Immaculate Intellectuals — are people who had my respect and lost it.
As I wrote to the reviewers below:
To believe he’s a “great man” and “fearless” “maverick” with what you knew of him — is one thing. To continue to believe it in the face of overwhelming and irrefutable evidence — is pure fantasy.
Ya know, the faith-based belief of anti-racism “religion,” Mr. McWhorter.
The likes of Loury, McWhorter, and their band of bullshitters — think as one when it comes to people like Sowell (and who knows what else):
[B]ullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant.
These people sit on their high horse preaching The Word of reason and reality — but when the tables are turned, they haven’t got the guts to deliver on their word.
Loury could not possibly fathom how laughable this is to me. He had his chance to face reality on Sowell — and he proudly refused the same way as those he’s trying to reach.
His utterly ridiculous reply in What a Fool Believes He Sees — is the height of hypocrisy.
I see what my friend is saying, and we have a rich back and forth about it. I’m wondering what all of you think. Let me know in the comments!
We could have had a “rich back and forth” on a conversation no one’s ever had — and actually make a difference . . .
Unlike everything you guys do — talk, Tweet, delight in attention, and wallow in righteousness.
But you didn’t wanna see what I was saying.
I was wrong about you — you’re bold in telling but gutless in receiving.
Thanks for the inspiration, Glenn — but this is what I think you and your clan now:
After all your posturing and endless talking — this is the best you could do. You wanted to contain the debate within your box — where all the pieces fit to your liking . . .
And You’ve got company
Loury went from an intellectual giant to a small mind in an instant.
I maintain that it’s been an honor to have Glenn Loury following my site — but I didn’t write I Don’t Do Slogans to get the attention of influential people.
I wrote it to say that there’s something seriously out of whack with America — and I have a unique take on it.
Then I spread the word and hoped for the best.
Loury took notice and replied . . .
It’s a fantastic feeling to get something like that from someone of his stature. Maybe it will matter, maybe it won’t — ya just keep on plugging away and see what happens.
What happened is that I discovered this religion around Thomas Sowell — and I became increasingly disgusted by it.
He has an army of sycophants who kiss his ass — and nobody who’s authentic would put up with such blind loyalty.
Thomas Sowell is a fraud
He has a long record of behavior that flies in the face of what they worship — on matters of world-altering consequence, no less . . .
And this is their defense:
These people think they’re so f#$%ing smart — they congratulate themselves by coming up with catchy ways to frame a problem . . .
Then turn right around and pull the same stunt as the people they’re complaining about.
McWhorter’s right about the religion below — but he and his Immaculate Intellectuals have their own religion that’s built on bullshit.
And as I wrote in Call Sign “Maverick”
Mr. McWhorter, I’d like to think that a linguist at your level — would sense how Sowell’s style is smugness under the guise of civility. . . .
I could spot this bullshitter a mile away.
Small Minds Have Big Beginnings
They see the mold that made them — and nothing more.
An objective McWhorter would recognize what is obvious to me.
Once again from Call Sign “Maverick”:
And the self-importance of people like Sowell just kills me — how they sit there acting like they’re Senators from Krypton.
That’s not knocking appearance just for kicks — as the look and the language is all part of . . .
This is what they’re doing to protect the lie — and you’re doing the same.
Was it worth it?
Just came across this quote in a Tweet today:
“And now, even now” — you’ll pull the same stunt in your bottomless contempt for correction.